20th Anniversary Celebration set for September 30th Monarch Housing Associates is a statewide non-profit whose vision is that every person will have quality affordable, permanent housing that fosters freedom, independence and community integration. Our mission is to expand the supply, accessibility and variety of affordable, permanent supportive housing through development, planning, advocacy and partnerships. On September 30, 2010, at the…
Building Homes, Transforming Lives Monarch Housing Associates 20th Anniversary Celebration! Thursday September 30, 2010 Hyatt Regency Hotel Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ Honoring Sen. Richard Codey Ms. Diane J. Johnson, HUD For more information click here.
Register today for January 14th Annual meeting The New Jersey Advocacy Network to End Homelessness, of which Monarch is a member, will be holding their first Annual Membership Meeting on January 14, 2009. This will be an opportunity to review the last year and to establish a policy and program agenda for the new year. We encourage al of our…
Well deserved recognition for leadership for the PIT and Project Homeless Connect! Volunteers needed for 2009 PIT and PHC events! On September 8, 2008, the Ely Mateo of the United Way of Greater Mercer County presented on behalf of the CEAS/HEAAH, CoC committee, Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness and the United Way a Leadership Award to Tarry Truitt. Mr. Mateo…
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Save The Date! December 9 Governor Corzine will spend the morning with us listening and talking about poverty in New Jersey. We received this important update from our friends at the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey about their December 9th Annual Conference. We encourage everyone to attend this event and help to make poverty history. December 9, 2008 War Memorial…
To receive “Bridge Builder – Peer Support Advocate of the Year” Award!
Ray Cortese, Director of Consumer Connections at the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) has been selected by the National Association of Peer Specialists (NAPS) to receive the “Bridge Builder – Peer Support Advocate of the Year” Award at the Association’s National Conference held in Philadelphia, PA from August 19 -21st.
The award recognizes Ray Cortese for his leadership in promoting peer support on the state and national level through the creation of the Community Mental Health Associate (CMHA) and Peer Specialist Associate (PSA) credentials in New Jersey, integration of WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) into peer support models, and the expansion of peer services at the Veterans Administration in NJ.
Consumer Connections, established in 1997, is a comprehensive system of training, credentialing, supporting and developing employment opportunities to facilitate the use of peers in the deliverance of mental health and human services. Since becoming Director of Consumer Connections, Mr. Cortese has actively promoted peer support through his participation in state and local organizations and agencies.
“Within the past two years, Consumer Connections has expanded greatly, both geographically and programmatically. In addition to a broader array of trainings, the program has established new relationships with organizations that employ consumers as providers,” stated Mr. Cortese. “In 2008 Consumer Connections has worked with such employers as Family Guidance Center in Warren County, Drenk Behavioral Health and Delaware House, resulting in plans for a 2009 conference for mental health organizations that currently employ or will be employing consumers as providers. We have been collaborating with the Mental Health Administrators of Middlesex, Ocean and Monmouth Counties to organize this conference, which will emphasize Best Practice issues related to consumer employment. As with all Consumer Connections programming, consumers will be involved in the development and implementation of this important conference.”
Pictured above left to right in the top row – Taiisa Telesford, Sharon Levy and Peggy Verenna-Doebbeling. Front row – Richard Brown, Elizabeth Tedeschi, Eucabeth Williams, and Diane Driscoll. The photo was taken by Asish Patel.
The new office address is:
- 29 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016-2156
In September we will be holding an open house.
The phone number as well as the individual fax numbers remain the same. However, each staff member now has an individual extension. Please add this information along with the new address to your records.
Richard Brown – 225
Kelly Dowd – 221
Diane Driscoll – 227